October 8, 2015

NARA Launches "Citizen Archivist Dashboard"

Direct to Citizen Archivist Dashboard

From a Blog Post by David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States:

Did you know that many grade school children aren’t taught cursive handwriting anymore and can’t read cursive?  Help us transcribe records and guarantee that school children can make use of our documents.  I have transcribed one myself!

Recognize someone or someplace in one of our photographs?  Add a tag!

Have a photograph in your personal collection you want to contribute?  Upload it!

Have you been researching in the records?  Share what you’ve discovered!  Write an article and post it to the Dashboard so others can learn from your work.

This is very much a work in progress and we are interested in your ideas for improving the Dashboard.  Other activities we might include?  Send us your suggestions or comments:  opengov@nara.gov.

Direct to Citizen Archivist Dashboard

See Also: Video Now Online of NARA’s “What’s Next in Social Media” Forum (November 2011)
Includes a video tour of the dashboard.

See Also: NARA Plans to Launch Citizen Archivist Dashboard Next Month (November, 2011)

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